Illinois Jacquet
Born: 1922

Illinois Jacquet is considered to be one of the most
tenor saxophonists in the history of jazz music. Born on
October 31, 1922, in Broussard, Louisiana, Jean Baptiste
Illinois Jacquet, at the age of 19 on the very first recording
his career, spawned an entirely new style and sound for the
tenor saxophone. His classic solo on “Flying Home”
with the Lionel Hampton Band at Decca Records in New
York City, on May 26, 1942, catapulted Jacquet to
international fame… Continue

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *